Learn the Granny Ripple Stitch

This stitch pattern is one of my favorite crochet stitches to work up and creates a beautiful granny ripple blanket that will be a fast favorite.

Have fun learning this simple granny stitch tutorial!

Granny Ripple

The Granny Ripple Stitch

Once you get the hang of this ripple you can work up a whole crochet project and maybe even a granny afghan in no time at all!

Every once in a while you come across a stitch that is just fun to make and work up, and this granny ripple pattern is just that! I even loved it so much that I designed a crochet blanket called the Rippling Trellis with this exact stitch.

Take a look at the easy crochet pattern and work one up for yourself! You will love it, I promise and as a bonus, it’s an absolutely free crochet pattern!

The Yarn I Recommend Trying for This Pattern

For this ripple design, I used Impeccable Yarn from Michaels which is a 100% acrylic yarn that is available in a wide range of colors. More than likely there will be a color that will suit your style.

Impeccable

This yarn is made by Loops and Threads, and is a Weight 4 – Medium yarn.

Impeccable

Fiber: 100% Acrylic
Yardage: 285 yd. / 260 m
Hook: 5 mm (H-8)
Substitute: Caron Jumbo

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Need a substitute yarn?

If you have trouble finding this yarn, you could always substitute any four weight yarn such as Vanna’s Choice or Caron Simply Soft.

Get Started Today on The Crochet Granny Ripple!

Ready to get started on the granny ripple? Scroll on down to find the full, FREE tutorial!

After you are done learning the granny ripple, be sure to check out The Henley Blanket to use your new ripple skills!

Happy Granny Rippling!

Crochet Granny Ripple Stitch Tutorial

Skill Level: Easy

Materials

Yarn & Hook: Use 3 colors of any weight yarn and corresponding crochet hook as stated on the yarn package. (I used Impeccable yarn from Michael’s in Aqua, Soft Taupe, and Arbor Rose but any #4 weight yarn will work if you want it to look like my sample!)

I recommend Vanna’s Choice, Feels Like Butta or Basic Stitch from Lion Brand or Caron Simply Soft from Yarnspirations.

Sizes

  • With your first color chain a multiple of 18. A multiple of 18 is just 18+18 added over and over again. For example: 18,36,54,72,90,108,126,144,162,180,198,216,234,252,270,288, 306,324,342,360,378,396,414,432,450,468,486,504,522,540 etc.
  • Finished Size will depend on yarn used and the multiple chosen

Notes

Written in Standard US terms

The Granny Ripple Crochet Pattern Steps

Foundation Row: 3 double crochets in 5th chain from hook, skip next 2 chains, 3 double crochets in next chain. skip the next 2 chains. * work{ 3 double crochets, 3 chains, 3 double crochets } in next chain, skip next 2 chains, 3 double crochets in next chain. skip next 2 chains, 3 double crochets in next chain **. skip next 5 chains, 3 double crochets in next chain, skip next 2 chains. 3 double crochets in next chain, skip next 2 chains. repeat from * ending last rep at **, 1 double crochet in the last chain, turn.

Row 1: Chain 4, { 3 Double Crochets between next two 3 Double Crochet group spaces.} Do this twice. * 3 Double Crochets, Chain 3, 3 Double Crochets in next Chain 3 Space. { 3 Double Crochets between next two 3 Double Crochet group spaces.} Do this twice.** Skip the space between the next 2 Double Crochet Groups. { 3 Double Crochets between next two 3 Double Crochet group spaces.} Do this twice. Repeat from * across ending at **, Skip next 3 Double Crochets, 1 Double Crochet in top of the turning chain, turn. Change Colors here if you wish.

Finishing: Repeat Row 1 alternating color every 2 Rows until desired length. Add a border or blanket edging if desired.

Granny Ripple Crochet Pattern
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And that’s it! Once you follow the above steps, you will have made yourself a granny ripple in crochet! 🙂

I hope you enjoyed this how-to granny ripple crochet pattern, and If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me on my Facebook page!

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35 Comments

  1. Mary Aufenanger says:

    I crocheted a blanket with the easy granny ripple stitch and I like how it turned out

  2. Krista Branum says:

    Is there some place to print this pattern

    1. Hi! I don’t have a printable PDF of this tutorial, but some people like to copy and paste to print. Hope this helps, and happy crocheting!

      -Krista

  3. Cindy Wendeborn says:

    Thank you so much for the free pattern! My cousin made it first, I saw how beautiful it was and decided to make a baby one! I am currently working on a second one love it!

    1. You are welcome, Cindy! 🙂 I am so glad you enjoyed it and happy crocheting!!

      -Krista

  4. Nadine Joaquin says:

    Is there a link to print out the directions.?

    1. Hi Nadine,
      This pattern only has the ad-supported version only available on easycrochet.com at this time. I will let you know if a printable version is available in the future.

      Krista

  5. Jeanette Wright says:

    “Skip the space between the next 2 Double Crochet Groups.”
    I’m confused—the Afghan doesn’t look like you do this.

    1. Hi Jeanette,

      That is what creates the bottom v of the ripple. In the picture below the pattern I have it labeled where you will need to skip. If you have any more questions please feel free to ask.

      Krista

  6. Hi Krista,
    If I want to make this pattern for a King size bed how do I figure out how many to chain. I know when working with ripples the project shrinks. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks

    1. Hi Cara,
      Since I didn’t measure my sample when I did this tutorial, I’d suggest crocheting the example of 18 chains + 18 and then measuring to see how wide that is. Once that is figured out I’d later figure out how many repeats you’d need to reach 108″(standard king size) then use that starting chain. Hope that helps!

      Krista

  7. Do you have a pattern that you start with the ripple and some how it’s in up being a block???

  8. deborah M Smith says:

    My ends are not working out the same any suggestions love the project and want to complete

  9. DEBORAH M SMITH says:

    I’ve ripped down twice are the ends of this granny ripple the same or different?

  10. Would like to make a baby blanket in this stitch, can you make a suggestion as to how many numbers of stitches I need to start? Thanks for the pattern!

    1. Hi Frances,

      I would start with a chain of either 54 or 7s for a baby blanket size. 🙂

      Krista

  11. I love this pattern, when you say multiples of 18, do you mean as many multiples for the size you want??

    1. Hi Davina,
      Yes. 🙂 You can chose whatever multiple of 18 you wish and the pattern will work. 🙂

      Happy Crocheting!

      Krista

  12. Unless I’m blind….I didn’t see what size hook you used!!

    1. Hi Connie,

      This is a general tutorial. Under the to get started section it says “Use 3 colors of Yarn and corresponding crochet hook as stated on yarn package

      Krista

  13. In the foundation row when you said { 3 double crochets, 3 chains, 3 double crochets }, what did you mean?

    1. Hi Lauren,

      You do 3 double crochets, chain 3, 3 double crochets all in one stitch. 🙂

      Happy Crocheting!

      Krista

  14. Well l am stumped. It doesn’t state how many chains to do for the Granny Ripple Afaghan

    1. Hi! It is under the Granny Ripple Tutorial Detail Section:

      With your first color chain a multiple of 18. A multiple of 18 is just 18+18 added over and over again. For example: 18,36,54,72,90,108,126,144,162,180,198,216,234,252,270,288, 306,324,342,360,378,396,414,432,450,468,486,504,522,540 etc.

      Happy Crocheting!

  15. I have just found this pattern absolutely love it.
    I am going to look at my stash of yarn and try it.
    Thank you.

  16. Anonymous says:

    when you say 3 dc, skip 2 chains, 3 dc do you mean to chain 2 in between those clusters or to only skip the 2 chains but not chain 2 in between clusters?

  17. Beautiful glad you give us the pattern i have been looking for a different pattern fir granny stitch thank you

  18. Sarah parmer says:

    Thanks Krista☺

  19. Can this be done with just one (or two) large skeins of multicoloured yarn instead of alternating colors?

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